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Monday, December 12 from 12:45-1:30 PM EST
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Feast Day of Saints Cosmas and Damianos
On Sunday, October 30, in celebration of the Feast Day of Saints Cosmas and Damianos, the Patron Saints of the Philoptochos Society, His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela officiated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in New Rochelle, New York. His Grace was assisted by Rev. Fr. Nicholas Anctil and newly ordained Fr. Patrick O’Rourke.
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Archbishop Demetrios Reappoints
Maria Logus National Philoptochos President
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, and Chairman of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society announced the reappointment of Maria Logus of New York to a second term as National Philoptochos President at the inaugural meeting of the 2016-2018 National Philoptochos Board held on October 14 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Archbishop Demetrios praised Miss Logus for her deep commitment to Philoptochos and the Church and commended her first term as President.
The members of the new Executive Board are: Jeannie Ranglas, First Vice President; Evangeline Mekras Scurtis, Second Vice President; Joanne Stavrakas, Third Vice President; Barbara Pasalis, Secretary; Martha Stefanidakis, Treasurer; and Georgia Vlitas, Assistant Treasurer. In advisory positions are Deana Balahtsis, Legal Advisor; Maria Stavropoulos, Protocol Officer; and Irene Steffas, Parliamentarian.
Continuing in their role on the Executive Board are Jennifer Constantin, Direct Archdiocesan District President; Pam Argyris, Metropolis of Chicago President; Frances Levas, Metropolis of Boston President; Barbara Vittas, Metropolis of Denver President; Dee Nicolaou, Metropolis of Atlanta President; Margaret Yates, Metropolis of Detroit President; Crystal Thomas, Metropolis of Pittsburgh President; Jeannie Ranglas, Metropolis of San Francisco President and Anastasia Michals, Metropolis of New Jersey President.
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From National Philoptochos Department of Social Work
By Director Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW, an article on an important issue:
Domestic Violence about Power and Control over Victim
Orthodox Observer, October 2016, p.29
To read a reprint of the article, click here.
2016 Convention Issue
This year’s Philoptochos Voice has been designed in electronic format to enrich the experience of our readers. Please click on the headline above to access our convention newsletter, which contains a recap of the 2014-2016 term, as well as direct links to videos and presentations from the 2016 Biennial Convention. We hope that you enjoy it!
Be the Bee #106
DO MORE DOING from Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Watch this video that features Philoptochos women as role models for hands-on philanthropy.
National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments
The National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments are the heart and soul of Philoptochos. All chapters are urged to continue their generous support for these vital national ministries.
The Commitments for December are as follows:
GENERAL MEDICAL FUND.